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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
83,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 112011

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles


I have had the same problem since I've owned this car. It's really getting on my nerves. It only does it from time to time. About 3 or so times a year. I will be coming to a stop or red light and as soon as I press the clutch in 3rd gear to go into 2nd gear it cuts off. I stop and put it in neutral. starts right back up no problems. Then at the next light or turn it does it again. This happen 4 or 5 time in a row then stops. It wont do it again for a few months. I have changed the spark plugs and it didn't help. I'm so frustrated!! Had it put on computer at dealership and found nothing...Tech looked at it and said he couldn't find a problem. Can't get it to do it when I have a tech available. I wanna scream!!! I'm a college student and I don't have money to guess at this anymore. I need this car to get me through. I drive an hour to school and back on the interstate. I fear for my life. I need to figure this out and fast. What to do?? Please, help me

- , Buena Vista, VA, US

problem #2

Sep 102009

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I have a 2003 Cavalier and this car stalls, cranks right up, drive and stalls!!!

- , Pomona, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 292008

Cavalier 2.2L Ecotech

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

my in laws bought this car brand new in 2003. never had any problems until after it was out of warranty, when it began to stall when at a stop light, or turning a corner. i do all the maintenance of the car so i took a look at it, took it for a drive and could find nothing wrong with the car. this only happened a few times until now. my wife drove the car to the store, and had a hard time starting it, she said it started, but the rpms were very low, so she started it again and it was fine, the next day she tried to go with it, and it would not start at all. she tried a few times and still nothing. when i got home i looked at it, and determined that the fuel pump is functioning. there is power going to the pump, but it is not pumping. i removed the pump and performed a bench test and it works just fine. so before i dub the pump junk and spend $300 on a new one, i am going to put it back in the tank and try again, and i am going to check every thing that i can before buying any parts for this car. the problem could be in the ecu, or the ignition or in one of the many sensors on the motor. if any of one has any information related to this, like a solution, or knowledge please let me know.

- , Janesville, WI, USA

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